Sleepy Kiwi is designed to engage babies right from birth, with bold black and white graphics that babies can actually see.
This innovative book aims to help mum and dad establish healthy sleep routines through reading to little ones from day 1. Further down the track, Sleepy Kiwi is a great first reader particularly for children suffering from dyslexia. The rationale for this is that the author is dyslexic herself, so she has designed the book in a dyslexic-friendly format, from the fonts to the non-use of any glyphs or serifs that can present reading obstacles. The sentence structure is also designed to be easy to read, using repetition and onomatopoeia rather than forced rhyme, so it is more natural to read aloud and encourage a relaxed transition to sleep.
- Written and Illustrated by Kat Quin (formerly Kat Merewether)
- Board book
- Measures approximately 20cm x 20cm
Author and illustrator Kat Quin (formerly Kat Merewether) lives in rural Waikato with her three daughters. A quintessential Kiwi, Kat’s quirky illustrations of and stories about our iconic native bird have lead her to become an ambassador for the Kiwis for kiwi charity, which educates and raises awareness for kiwi conservation.